There are two states that have set a minimum age of 13 (Maryland and Illinois). There is not any other states that have a law about what age someone has to be to be left alone. They are more concerned with the child's ability to take care of themself and has the means to do so. "...Although, there is no Texas law that defines a specific age at which a child may be left home alone, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration when deciding how closely to supervise a child..." There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages for children home alone, but many state agencies have published guidelines. Georgia, Illiniois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with specific ages mentioned in their laws.
12 years of age appears to be the most common recommendation. Below in Related Links is an article entitled Latchkey Kids Age Limits which provides a state by state comparison with references.
One guideline from a California child welfare representative suggests that 8 year olds and over can be left at home for a brief period of time (usually just after school).
Is the neighbor in the house with them? If not, then your child should be 10years old before they can stay at home alone!!!
California does not have a legal at for when children can stay at home alone. They also do not have a legal age for when children can watch younger siblings. It is generally accepted that children twelve and older are mature enough to do this.
ANSWER: 9- 10 years old are the legal age that a child can stay home without their parents.
The legal age is 13!!
yes. they can because they would be kind of like the adult if its legal to leave them home alone.
The legal age is 13.
12 I think
The legal age is about 10 and up
I believe the age is 14
The legal age to stay home alone in Michigan is 11 years old. At this age, a child can babysit other children and siblings as well.
There is no legal age for children to stay at home alone.
Children can stay home alone for a few hours with access to an adult at the age of 12. Children below the age of 12 cannot stay home alone for any length of time.?
12 it is 12
10 years old I think
According to the Quebec immigration/citizens' website, the legal age is 12 years or older. A child under 12 cannot stay home alone.
The legal age for children in order for them to stay home alone is only regulated in Maryland and Illinois. There is no age requirement as to when a child in DC would be able to stay home unattended. Parents and caregivers should take into consideration the maturity level of the child before deciding if they should be left home alone.
well it should be about 15 years or older
There is currently no laws outlining the minimum age a child can stay home alone overnight in Texas. It is left up to the parents to make that decision.